5 Green Laws Poised to Improve the Planet in 2020

Climate change is a growing concern that has countries across the world scrambling to do their part to help the environment. The United Nations has warned that if swift action isn’t taken now, it could be too late by 2030. Thankfully, this eye-awakening warning has...

New York Plastic State Bag Ban Starts March 1

If you live in New York, it’s time to start stocking up on reusable shopping bags. Starting March 1, all plastic carryout bags will be banned from distribution by all businesses required to collect New York State sales tax. Cities and counties will be permitted to...

London-Based Firm Creates New Sustainable Concrete

Cement is used to create just about everything around you. Unfortunately, this building material is traditionally not eco-friendly in its creation or disposal — but that could soon change. Scientists at London-based Novacem believe they’ve developed a type of concrete...

EPA Grants Migrant Legal Aid $30,000 for Pesticide Awareness

A Michigan-based nonprofit has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promote pesticide awareness. In early November, the EPA announced its decision to give Migrant Legal Aid the funds to provide three audience-specific...

Congress Passes New Conservation Resolutions

The U.S. is filled with natural beauty that needs to be protected and conserved. Recently, Congress has done its part to uphold this obligation by passing multiple bills designed to safeguard wilderness areas from permanent harm. A responsibility that spans decades,...

Legal Aid Chicago Awarded $30,000 EPA Grant

In early November, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will award a $30,000 grant to Legal Aid Chicago. The Chicago-based organization will use the funds to conduct pesticide research and educate farmworkers on pesticide use. Corn detasseling workers in...

Wetland Conservation Projects Awarded More Than $100 Million

Many wetland conservation projects are getting some serious funding. In September, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced more than $100 million in funding for various initiatives. The North American Wetlands Conservation Act grants include $28...